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UNI Football picked 2nd in the Valley

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Once again the Northern Iowa Panthers are expected to be one of the top contenders in the Missouri Valley Football Conference...

According to the media that covers the league's teams-- UNI is picked to finish second in the Valley.

The Panthers are voted second behind 5-time defending national champion North Dakota State which received 388 votes and 37 of the 39 first place votes cast.

The Panthers grabbed the other two first place votes and 343 votes for second ----South Dakota State is being picked to finish third... Illinois State is being picked fourth and Youngstown State fifth.

The Panthers had one defensive player on the Missouri Valley preseason first team---defensive lineman Karter Schult...Punter Sam Kuhter was also voted to the first team... And on the offensive side of the ball-- UNI quarterback Aaron Bailey and offensive lineman Robert Rathje is on the first team--- while tailback Tyvis Smith is voted honorable mention.

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